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Hawick Waverley 1

Gordon 2

WADDELL CUP SECOND ROUND

THE home side opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Barry Shiel headed home a well-flighted Ross McLeod cross.

Waverley keeper Michael White kept Gordon at bay with a fine save to keep them ahead at the break.

In the second period Gordon stepped up their game and equalised through a Brian Tait header.

Minutes later the visitors took the lead, Michael Jerdan scoring from the spot, and held on for a third round spot.

Tweeddale Rovers 4

CFC Bowholm 0

WADDELL CUP SECOND ROUND

BOWHOLM should have taken the lead, but their striker could only head over.

Simon Warren got the all-important first goal 10 minutes before half time. Grant Wilson added two further goals to give Tweeddale a comfortable lead and take his total to 30 this season.

Wilson then turned provider for substitute Gareth Smith to get number four.

Hawick United 6

Gala United 1

WALLS CUP SECOND ROUND

MICHAEL MOIR put Hawick on the victory trail, breaking the deadlock following a solo run.

Then Kevin Strathdee slotted the second and third within minutes of each other.

Hawick kept up the pressure and Ross Scott polished off a move ahead of the break.

Early in the second half Gala reduced the leeway, but Strathdee restored Hawick’s four-goal lead, completing his hat-trick.

Chris Dunn finished off matters, heading home a Strathdee corner kick.

Gala Hotspur 3

Selkirk Victoria 2

SANDERSON CUP FIRST ROUND

SELKIRK Victoria lost for the first time since October as Gala Hotspur progessed to round two of the cup last Thursday night.

The visitors started well and opened the scoring after 10 minutes. John Bodicoat slid in to score from 12 yards out after a teasing cross from the right wing.

Gala responded well and equalised shortly after with a shot from Lee Brown – and the hosts went ahead before half-time.

A Scott Nightingale corner was headed against the Vics crossbar by Rob Young before being turned into the net by Liam Hardie from the ensuing goalmouth scramble.

Nightingale made it 3-1 to the home side with 20 minutes to go, with a drilled shot into the far bottom corner.

But Selkirk responded almost instantly and substitute Derek Whitehead’s cross was turned in at the near post by Scott MacFarlane.

However, the visitors ran out of steam after a three-week lay off and Spurs held out.

Coldstream Amateurs 1

Tweeddale Rovers 5

BAL DIVISION B

A GRANT Wilson hat-trick gave Rovers victory last Thursday – and a title-clinching three points.

Chris Cassidy’s cutback was met by Calum Frain for the first goal and Wilson added number two when he curled in a shot from the edge of the box.

Frain headed home a third from a Simon Warren corner before Coldstream pulled one back after some slack defending.

Wilson put Tweeddale further ahead just before half-time, and got his hat-trick when he rounded the home keeper to slot into the empty net.

Rovers were confirmed champions two days later when Langholm Legion were defeated at Ancrum.

Tweedmouth Amateur Colts 2

Gala Hotspur 6

BAL DIVISION C

DESPITE starting with a backline whose combined age was 137, Gala Hotspur secured a comfortable victory at Tweedmouth.

The Public Park side were forced to field co-managers Jimmy Dunbar and Fred Blackie alongside captain Rob Young in defence, but raced to a four-goal lead within 16 minutes.Garry Fraser put the visitors ahead, followed by a 30-yard screamer from Lee Brown. Scott Nightingale added a third before Zak Singh scored Gala’s fourth.

Tweedmouth notched two goals before the break.

However, Nightingale’s stunning 35-yard free kick and Singh’s second ensured Spurs ended the league season on a high.

Ancrum 3

Gala Fairydean 5

SBJFA UNDER-14s CUP SEMI-FINAL

THE home side got off to a dream start, exposing slack defending from a corner in the first minute of the game.

Gala missed a series of chances before Robbie Lowrie burst through and rifled the ball into the net.

The visitors then took a strong grip of the game and forged ahead with goals through Fraser Brown (2), Nathan Berry and Paul Allan for a commanding 5-1 lead.

But Ancrum refused to lie down and hit back with two goals.

The homesters were awarded a late penalty only for Gala keeper Patrick Murray to save beautifully.

Gala: Murray, Gordon, Cockburn, Turnbull, Mitchell, Lowrie, Nicholson, Dytor, Grierson, Brown, Lochrie. Subs: Berry, Allan, McKenzie.

z Gala Under-14s bring down the curtain on their league campaign with home matches against Selkirk tonight (6.30pm) and Ancrum on Wednesday.